Grande Prairie Care Center

Nahanni uses previous experience to build continuing care centre in Grande Prairie Alberta.

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Grande Prairie Care Center

Grande Prairie, AB

Nahanni’s proven expertise in building health care facilities is applied south of the 60th parallel working on the Grand Prairie Care Center

Nahanni Construction was hired as the General Contractor and Construction Management firm to build a 120 bed continuing care facility in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Following the successful completion of the Territorial Dementia Facility in Yellowknife Nahanni was asked to participate in this project and apply their knowledge of dementia care facilities to ensure the construction of a safe and effective care facility.

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The Challenges

This project is located in a heavily populated residential neighborhood and presented challenges to ensure the safety of residents and security of the project in the construction stage. Also the southern location of the project presented new opportunities for Nahanni to hire locally. A core group of Nahanni supervisors and managers headed up the project sourcing labour and skilled trades from Grande Prairie and nearby communities. Each new hire had to be trained in Nahanni’s safety procedures and brought into the culture of safety that Nahanni prides itself on. While these processes take considerable time and effort they pay off in the long term with less employees injured and less lost time on the job site.

How We Helped

Nahanni brings previous experience in this type of project and a versatile workforce able of completing a wide array of construction and management tasks. After coming to an agreement with the client to move forward on the project Nahanni was mobilized on site within 10 days. The Grande Prairie Care Center is currently under construction and is on schedule and on budget. Throughout the project Nahanni has been implementing cost saving measures including construction of all concrete structural assemblies before snowfall and construction of all water, sewer, and storm systems by experienced and certified Nahanni labour, reducing the need for outside contractors.

Interesting Facts
  • Nahanni mobilized on site within 10 days of project approval.
  • The finished project will include 120 continuing care beds in Grande Prairie.
  • Nahanni undertook all water, sewer, and storm drain work for this project.
  • This is Nahanni’s first project south of the 60th parallel.
  • Nahanni sourced most skilled trades and labour locally for this project.